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What To Look For In A Custom Home Builder

What To Look For In A Custom Home Builder

Are you looking for a custom builder to build your new home?

Finding the right builder takes a lot of time and research, especially when you want to make sure you’re investing in the right home for you and your family. That’s why we’ve come up with some tips to help you make the right decision before settling with a custom builder for your next house.

Home Building Style and Preferences

Each builder has a different process when it comes to the design and construction of building a house, so it’s always best to ask your family and friends that have built a custom home for advice. Their advice will help you distinguish between a builder that is a good fit for your project versus one that isn’t.

It’s important to look for a builder that has built strong relationships with their architect and contractors as they will offer the best service when building your custom home.

Builder’s Portfolio

Before you employ a builder for your new home, you should have a look at their performance and standard of work from the past.

Make sure you’ve looked at their website for an example of the types of homes they have previously built to gage their experience as well as effort when building a custom home.

A builder’s portfolio can inform you about the quality of services they offer and give you an idea of whether you can get value for your time and money from the builder of your choice.

Price and Budget

It’s important to be completely transparent about your budget early to avoid extra costs from your builder later down the road.

You need to ensure that you’ve spoken to your builder and asked the questions that will help you make the right choice and if they’re dodging your questions that’s a red flag as it shows that they’re not the right builder for you.

This is important to identify especially when putting aside a budget for cost plus contracts or applying for home loans before construction commences.

Experienced Custom Home Builders

To gain an in depth understanding of the builder’s quality of work, you need to look at their past performance to gage their future performance when building your new custom home.

Hiring a custom builder with years of experience building homes will ensure that you are provided with expert advice and reassurance that your builder can construct your house as you expect.


It’s essential that you’re able to communicate effectively and honestly with your builder. Don’t sign the building contract till you know that you’re happy with what you’ve discussed with the builder as well as the architect.

If you’re trying to contact them and they’re not responding in a professional manner, which results in you having to chase them for replies, it can be quite frustrating. Open communication is key to build trust between you and your custom builder.


Finding the right location and builder to build a custom home can be a time consuming task for new homeowners.

It’s a good idea to have a look at the builders previous work and speak to past and current clients to get a better understanding of their build process. The way they plan to work on projects, such as time frames, prioritisation of tasks, contingency plans, sticking to budgets and always keeping you updated through open communication will inform you about their reliability as a builder.

Find The Right Custom Builder For Your New Home

When you’re thinking about investing in a custom home, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and trust your builder as well as architect to create your dream home for you.

Whilst it’s easy to find licenced builders on google searches, it’s even harder to find a builder you can rely on to present you with a completed home that exceeds your expectations, which is why it’s important to ensure you’ve researched your builder to avoid disappointment.

Hale Corp Custom Home Building Company

At Hale Corp, we’ve been in the business for years and we’ve offered our customers quality service and value for money. We understand that embarking on this new project can be daunting, but we’ll guide you through every step of the process so you’re involved in every aspect of building your new house with us.

Our team are committed to help you achieve your dream home and we’re more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Contact us through our website or call us on (03) 9646 7856 so we can assist you with building your dream home.

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